December 16, 2006

Blogger, stop harrassing me about your new version already! I'll only upgrade when I'm forced to on point of death or when Elves say it's the only way to reach Valinor.

Yesterday was gorgeous and sunny (because December is always gorgeous and sunny here on the bottom of the world - a fact I'll probably never get used to but am not opposed to) so I sat on the back step with Gymee. Gymee is a big orange and white cat who wanders the neighborhood begging food s/he doesn't need and getting it from me because I'm a sucker for feline company. Gymee explored each spoke of Balthazar's bike, the underside of the steps, attacked some flies who really were sort of asking for it, and sprawled out beside me. There is really nothing better than bare feet on a hot step under a blue sky with a cat at your side. That's all I'm saying.

And no I don't know how to pronounce Gymee's name. It's on his/her tag like that. "Gymee" in fancy script. Is it Jimmy? Ghy-mee? Gey-mee? Take your pick. This is why I went with Poe for my cat. Simple, cool, and easily yelled when the owner of said name is dangling from the curtains at claw-point.

As an addendum, if you're looking to do a little animal good this holiday season, why not donate some cat or dog food to your local SPCA or animal shelter? Balthazar and I did just that yesterday morning in response to the Wellington SPCA's urgent appeal for cat food donations. I sent out a mass email at work and harrassed all the upstairs employees until they brought in food then took the whole lot to the SPCA. And as a reward I got to play with kittens! Everybody wins!

December 14, 2006

My boy (who has requested the name "Balthazar" as his blog alias) got me a Christmas tree today!

So now we're decorating it to the sweet sweet strains of jazz.

And by "we" I mean "Balthazar".

December 12, 2006

Celebrity news that does not involve Britney:

Sharon Stone and Angelica Huston, two of my favorite actresses, arrive at the Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway for the celebration of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner. The two formidable women were this year's co-hosts of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

You see? Who says older women in Hollywood don't matter and aren't stunning? Give me Sharon, Angelica, Sigourney Weaver, and Gina Gershon over the thousands of brainless tartlets out there anyday.

Except for maybe Scarlett Johansson. I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers. But the rest won't be interesting to me until they're at least thirty. I'm ageist in reverse, you see. Women get more beautiful to me as they age. Like fine wine. Or, you know, cheese. But look at Angelica Huston and tell me she doesn't evoke sultry images of a heady bordeaux in you too! Come on now.

Complete non-sequitur time.
Why is this song in my head? I swear I haven't heard it since my sixth grade Sunday School Christmas pageant.

"Christmas is a-coming
and the goose is getting fat
please to put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do
If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you"

Seriously now. WTF?